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Grateful Dead Live at Charlotte Coliseum on 1989-10-23

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Grateful Dead Live at Charlotte Coliseum on 1989-10-23

Topics Live concert

California Earthquake, Feel Like A Stranger, Loser, Walkin' Blues, Bertha, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Tennessee Jed, Let It Grow Touch Of Gray, Looks Like Rain, We Can Run But We Can't Hide, Crazy Fingers-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Standing On the Moon, Turn On Your Love Light, E: Attics Of My Life

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Charlotte Coliseum
Location Charlotte, NC

Source SBD> DAT> Sonic Solutions> CD> FM> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN


SBD> DAT> Sonic Solutions> CD> FM> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN; via Jeff M.


Reviewer: bohnnco - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2014
Subject: I was just a pup
This was my third show so pretty much anything and everything blew my mind. It was the most I could do at 19 to soak it all in and keep up. I was dosed by an older friend and stuck wearing a union suit under my clothes in a hot venue. It quickly became a mind fck that ended with me stripping down in a nasty stall, leaving the union suit behind and flowing back into venue to Bertha with the rest of my clothes and my sanity. The vibe just opened up to one of the coolest early GD experiences of my 88 - 95 run. I was late to the party, that became increasingly evident, but this show still felt huge. That southern crowd does fire up, as they did here and at the Omni with consistency.
Reviewer: a-flip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2014
Subject: !
I like this one! Super crisp boards from this era are always welcome to my earhole..
Reviewer: UnclePete - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2012
Subject: Very nice recording
First, the Bertha on this recording is one of the best I've ever heard. Fantastic energy and really captures that elusive "tight looseness" the band strived for. You heard it a lot at shows, but it rarely seems to make its way through in recordings. At times it sounds like the band is a single organism, every player adding their own embellishments in perfect unison with the drummers who, in this recording, steam along at fine pace, laying down an intense poly-rythmic groove. The rest of the show is good; a little standard, but a very good example from the period with some exceptional Jerrycizing on a number of songs.
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2011
Subject: Let it Grow
This is another great show, thank you archive, thank you TRav for putting me on to this one. Best version of Let it Grow I have heard.
Reviewer: dixieken - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2009
Subject: My first show!!!
This was my first show, so I may be a little biased, but after this, I was hooked. I remember loving Bretts "I Will Take You Home", and really digging "Standing On The Moon", but the "Terrapin", my favourite album at that time really blew me away. The sound is great on this, and I'm glad to have been there.
Reviewer: mrsoul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2009
Subject: This one did it for me
My 3rd show and the "One" for me. This is a mighty fine SBD with Phil driving the bus throughout. 1st set was classic and post drums a nice rock out with SOTM and Attics to take you out. Wow! Can't believe it's been 20 years today. Thank you GD!!!
Reviewer: skullsnroses - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2008
Subject: sunny side up
The standing on the moon is good, and I aways like we can run. But i think you won't feel like you've wasted your time if you just listen to earthquake either. Another day, another show.
Reviewer: Skippy61 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2008
Subject: Earthquake!?!?
Just when i thought i had heard them all. The Dead still manage to amaze me. I had never heard California EArthquake until I cl8icked toda in Dead history this morning. Imagine my delight and surprise when i saw a song i had NEVER heard, after a few gazillion hours o listening. Thank you Archive and all who sails her and of course the Good Ol' Grateful Dead.

Reviewer: rick e. - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2008
Subject: 10/23/89
Maybe not as hot as the prior stops on tour,but decent and good sounding.Jerry played his Irwin wolf guitar(he played in the 70's) the whole tour .He had that guitar set up so he could use midi without having to use another guitar as he did during space on the summer tour.Also let it be noted that the city of Charlotte was still in shambles from hurricane Hugo.The "California Earthquake" had appeal to all the Charlotte dead heads.When tix went on sale in September, there were travelers who came to get tix,but the city was basiclly destroyed with no power,so they had to reschedule tix sales.Since I saw the Meadowlands and Philly show's at the time these shows didn't do much for me. ,but my friends who only saw this show were happy.
Reviewer: omnihead - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2007
Subject: bertha anyone?
no one has mentioned Bertha...?!?! Best version they ever performed. HUUUUUGE. Get it. Rest of the show..well..below par.
Reviewer: jobue44 - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2006
Subject: Overrated !
Like user ipenoza, I find 2-3 stars enough. Only earthquake, LLR, we can run are GOOOOOOD, BUT let it grow (and others are, too) is BAAAAAAAAAAD, nothing fits together !
Reviewer: cringle - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2006
Subject: underwhelming
Set list looked intriguing to me, from a good run, so i chekt it out. like a prev reviewer said - it is kinda lackluster.
Reviewer: Matty Kid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2005
Subject: California & 2nd set
I absolutely kill for this California Earthquake. The Stranger is pretty hot too. The beginning of the second set blows it up. Touch, followed by LLRain, and We Can run. sick.
Reviewer: Catfishlure - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2005
Yeah hey I've had the first set of this show for a long time and it was fucked up from Steve of course all his shows were chopped spliced and one set or the other unless it was a late 60's or early 70's show. What an idiot there is no best of the Dead era it was just a possibility they were going to rip the show up or shit the show up.
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2005
Subject: We Can Run
1st the sound is great, the we can run started off pretty bad with brent forgetting the words, they had to bring out a lyric sheet. But it turned out to be not so bad.
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2005
Subject: We Can Run
1st the sound is great, the we can run started off pretty bad with brent forgetting the words, they had to bring out a lyric sheet. But it turned out to be not so bad.
Reviewer: Mike Zichella - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2005
Subject: At the risk of sounding corny...
This second set is another one of those wavey, flowing, oozing, creations of sound/energy that the Dead tapped into so many times. It's another amazing musical experience made possible by modern day shammen.

The first set is a bit tame up to Bertha, when the band gets more active.
Reviewer: lpenoza - favoritefavorite - December 13, 2004
Subject: Band sounds tired
After seeing all the 5-star ratings, I gave this one a go. The band sounds tired and uninspired on this night. Rough vocals and pelnty of sloppy playing. But they played "California Earthquake" so I guess it's got novelty. Sound quality of the recording is very good.
Reviewer: Johnny B from Chi-Town - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 26, 2004
Subject: Earthquake in Charlotte...
This is my first foray into rating shows this archive. Obviously this show is hot, and the last Calif. Earthquake opens the show! Technically, the mix is solid, everyone is well represented. However, a hiss exists in the recording, perhaps from the FM, but it is minor.
All in all, a solid show from a solid year. A-
Reviewer: deadhead89 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2004
Subject: awsome show
i agree. awsome earthquake. over all a great great show.
Reviewer: attila the hun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2004
Subject: killer
Reviewer: ramp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2004
Subject: great show
omfg what a killer show, i suggest downloading this show tilla, one of best shows from 89, earthquake, is well worth the show, plus a first set opener, god bless the grateful dead
and u guys rock with these gems, keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dwp-darktide
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